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Comment & Response
May 17, 2016

Firearm Access and Risk of Suicide

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  • 1Division of Legislative Counsel, American Medical Association, Washington, DC

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JAMA. 2016;315(19):2124. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1068

To the Editor In their Viewpoint on gun possession and suicide risk, Dr Swanson and colleagues1 offered a commonsense approach to suicide prevention by limiting access to firearms during times of heightened risk. Their research and policy framework seeks to transcend divisive political debates in favor of assessing and mitigating specific periods of vulnerability.

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